By: Masashi Niwano
In the new uproarious comedy, “How to Fight in Six Inch Heels,” director Ham Tran (Journey from the Fall) and triple threat—writer/producer/star—Kathy Uyen (Kieu) team up to create a vibrant Asian American feature that scored box office success in Vietnam in 2013. Soon to make a similar mark in the United States, we are thrilled to launch the film’s first stop at CAAMFest.
Meet Anne, an ambitious Vietnamese American fashion designer who has it all: a successful career and a dreamy fiance. Things quickly change, when Kiet, the fiance relocates to Vietnam and Anne becomes suspicious of Kiet’s intentions. In haste she flies to Vietnam, disguises herself as a supermodel and accidentally becomes Vietnam’s new IT girl.
“How to Fight” is a benchmark film that showcases the best of Vietnam’s film industry, which is led by a plethora of Asian Americans. A success for the entire cast and crew, however, San Francisco Bay Area’s own Kathy Uyen shines bright in this breakout role. Reminiscent of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “How to Fight” is a cleverly written film bursting with strong female characters, a perfect blend of humorous and touching moments and of course, fashion a plenty. This is the perfect film to start off CAAMFest with style and celebrate Asian Americans who are making global impact.
The opening night film, at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, will be followed by a gala at the Asian Art Museum.
Originally posted at CAAMFest.